What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic has been around for over a hundred years healing people with musculoskeletal conditions. Our approach is a natural, non-invasive and drug free system of health care. Chiropractors utilize manipulation to the spine removing nerve interference and increasing range of motion. Chiropractic care also uses exercise programs to stretch and strengthen the spinal and extremity musculature, to produce better function to the body as a whole. Chiropractors also use traditional non invasive physical therapy modalities to relieve pain, improve function, and decrease inflammation.
Manipulation has been proven to decrease muscle spasm, improve blood flow and soften tissues, reducing overall stress to the musculoskeletal system. In 1994 the United States Government Department on Health Care Research and Reform, published a study naming Chiropractic as the MOST effective treatment in reducing pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions. (1)
It has also been reported in a recent study that patient satisfaction Chiropractic care was much higher at 66% than the patient satisfaction with the Medical approach for the same diagnosis codes which came in at a disappointing 32%. (2)
We ARE your musculoskeletal specialists. The information is out there, Chiropractic care works.
1. United Stated Department on health care research and reform. c1994
2. Cherkin, PhD. Western Journal of Medicine 1989; 150 (3): 351-355.